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Forum registration temporarily disabled :UPDATE: registration reopened!

Post by James » June 21st, 2019, 11:38 am

I've temporarily disabled forum registration for new members. We had a huge wave of spambots this morning and that was the only way I could stem the tide! I'll reenable it this evening.

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Re: Forum registration temporarily disabled

Post by Daniel » June 21st, 2019, 12:58 pm

It was the most I've ever seen! At least it wasn't anything obscene.

When registering, do you have a dummy question part enabled? Like 'What is the name of Bart Simpsons mother?" That might help some. Another option I've seen is you have to enter a very long string of capital and lowercase words and numbers.

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Re: Forum registration temporarily disabled

Post by James » June 21st, 2019, 6:14 pm

We have Recaptcha enabled (the "I am not a robot" thing). We also have a system that checks new usernames against a database before allowing registration. So not sure how they got through today. I've also made sure email verification is now on. I can't remember if it was before.

Anyway, registration is open again!

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Re: Forum registration temporarily disabled :UPDATE: registration reopened!

Post by Daniel » July 26th, 2019, 2:27 pm

Might be a good idea to disable again - yikes! :o

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